14 Ways to Toast Mom This Mother’s Day (From a Safe Distance)

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Cheers to Mom

Mother’s Day is May 10, which means it’s practically here already. Meanwhile, you’re hunkered down at home ... and so is Mom. But just because you can’t see each other in person or your favorite brunch place is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Mother’s Day and let your mom know how much you love her. We’ve rounded up some delicious and delightful gifts and experiences for moms who appreciate wine and other fine food and drink.

Prices and availability are subject to change. Due to pandemic-related shipping delays, items are not guaranteed to arrive by May 10.

Related: 50 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love for Less Than $50

Send Her a Wine Club Membership...

Send Her a Wine Club Membership ...

Price: $39 and up from Winc
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Give Mom the gift that keeps on giving, month after month. Winc promises to open a whole world of wine, with shipments custom-curated based on each member’s “palate profile.” Memberships start at $39, or you can send Mom a $60 gift certificate and let her pick out a few bottles to buy online instead.

Related: 21 Affordable Wine Clubs That Will Satisfy Even the Snobs

… Or, Gift Her a Beer Growler

… Or, Give Her a Beer Growler

Price: $51 from Amazon
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Most microbreweries and tap rooms are still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but plenty of them are offering call-ahead and to-go service. If Mom wouldn't mind waiting a little while for a good microbrew — be it a sour beer, an American ale, or a good ole’ summertime Pilsner — you can present it in this insulated growler, which won't arrive until after the holiday but will keep her suds cold and carbonated for 24 hours.

Related: 17 Cheap Beers That Locals Love 

Explore the World of Winemaking, Remotely

Explore the World of Winemaking, Remotely

If Mom loves wine, bet she’d love to learn more about how it's made. Wineries and wine merchants alike are hosting online tastings all over the country, many of them free. Wine.com hosts events every few days, including a Mother’s Day tasting with Vanderpump Wines. All you have to do is create a free account with Wine.com. (Bonus: They also sell wine. Lots of it!) Or tour a winemaking region like Northern California, where more than 50 local wineries are hosting virtual tours, tastings, and other events.

Send Mom a Gourmet Cheese Platter
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Send Mom a Gourmet Cheese Platter

Price: $75 and up from Cheesemonger Box
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Know what pairs well with wine? Cheese! Monthly deliveries include three half-pound cuts of cheese from artisan cheesemakers throughout the United States, and every shipment brings a different variety.

Scotch Glass

Give Her a Spirited Subscription

Price: $25 and up from Flaviar
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Maybe Mom's taste in adult beverages leans toward the classy cocktail (or perhaps she just enjoys a good stiff one on the rocks). Either way, a monthly subscription of small-batch spirits from artisanal distillers the world over will make Mom's day — and level-up her at-home bar.

Related: Where to Order Beer, Wine, and Liquor Online

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Let Her Sample Some Craft Beers

Price: $58 from 1-800-Flowers.com
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If Mom is really serious about beer — or she'd like to learn more about the different varieties — why not send her this craft beer flight sampler (and a sampling of beers or a gift certificate from your favorite brewery). Mom can sample four 4-ounce pours at a time, and it comes with a soapstone pencil and chalkboard strip so she can label each sample.

Trio of Liquor Nuts in Gift Tin
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Go Nuts With a Sugar Plum Sampler

Price: $30 from 1-800-Flowers.com
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While Mom is sitting and sipping, she may want a little something to nosh on, too. This 1-pound collection of Liquor Nuts includes cashews with a dash of Irish stout flavor, peanuts accented with Jamaican lager, and almonds steeped in Tennessee whiskey. Order right away for delivery before Mother's Day. 


Make Her Day Sparkle With Champagne

Price: $40 from Vivino
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Yes, we mean the real thing: sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France (the only Champagne that matters, darlings). Drinkers give La Victoire Brut Champagne N.V. an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with one describing this bubbly as "seriously delicious" with hints of hazelnut, mandarin, and lemon, balanced with mild acidity.

Related: 20 Toast-Worthy Sparkling Wines for $20 or Less

Wine Cork Map
Uncommon Goods

Put Her in a Wine State of Mind

Price: $35 from Uncommon Goods
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Mom may not be able to travel and visit her favorite wineries in person, but that doesn't mean she can't brag about her beloved state wineries. A cork map of her favorite state, crafted in birch wood, can remind Mom of her favorite California red or that yummy dessert wine she sipped in Alaska. All 50 states available. This handmade gift doesn't ship right away, so order only if your mom isn't a stickler about dates.

Related: 10 Gifts Under $25 for Wine Lovers (Besides Wine)

Wine Kit

Equip Her to Make Her Own Wine

Price: $30 from Amazon
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If Mom is a particularly adventurous sort — or maybe she's got a degree in chemistry — this DIY winemaking kit is sure to challenge and intrigue her. It includes all the ingredients she needs to make 4 liters of cabernet sauvignon in just three weeks, although she'll likely have to wait at least a few extra days for delivery of the kit. And if Mom prefers whites, there's also a pinot grigio kit available.

Online Cooking Class

Take a Virtual Cooking Class

You know what pairs well with wine, beer, and spirits? Food! Whether you're sharing the same kitchen or working solo, a free online cooking class is a great way to learn how to pair food and drink (not to mention make something yummy you both can savor).

Picnic Basket Backpack

Plan a Picnic (Seriously)

Price: $80 from Amazon
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The weather is getting nicer by the day, making a picnic in some shady park, the backyard, or even the driveway a fun way to celebrate with Mom at a safe social distance. If you put it on the calendar for later in May, you can impress her with this insulated picnic "basket" (more like a backpack, really) that contains plates, utensils, and plastic wine glasses for four, plus a small cutting board and cloth napkins.

Filet Mignon

Treat Her to Some Top-Notch Steaks

Price: $80 and up from Omaha Steaks
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Can't take Mom out to her favorite restaurant to celebrate the day at her favorite steakhouse? Bring the steakhouse to her door with a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly box plan. Every shipment features a different cut of beef, from top sirloin to filet mignon and more, to pair with her favorite red wine. Mom not a fan of steak? You can also place a la carte orders of pork, poultry, and seafood.

Related: 17 Places to Order Pork, Steaks, and Other Meats Online

Wine Glass Set
Uncommon Goods

Raise a Glass and Drink to Her Health

Price: $85 from Uncommon Goods
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You don't think we'd get to the end of this gift guide without recommending some glasses, did you? These hand-blown Mexican stemless wine goblets are made of colorful recycled glass and come six to a set, so Mom can share the good time with friends. They're made to order, but hopefully she'll consider them worth the wait.